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posted by martyb on Saturday November 07 2020, @07:10PM   Printer-friendly

Fox News (among many other outlets[*]) is reporting: Biden wins presidency, Trump denied second term in White House:

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has defeated President Trump, denying him a second term after a bitter campaign and dramatic, prolonged vote count in battleground states that sparked a flurry of lawsuits.

The Fox News Decision Desk projected Saturday that Biden will win the state of Nevada and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, giving the former vice president the electoral votes he needs to win the White House.

[...] "I am honored and humbled by the trust the American people have placed in me and in Vice President-elect Harris," Biden said in a statement. "In the face of unprecedented obstacles, a record number of Americans voted. Proving once again, that democracy beats deep in the heart of America."

He added: "With the campaign over, it's time to put the anger and the harsh rhetoric behind us and come together as a nation."

Biden's campaign announced that the president-elect and Harris, his running mate, will speak at an event in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware at 8 p.m. ET.

Joseph Biden would become the 46th President of the US; U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, the 49th Vice President.

Also at: NY Post, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, CNBC, and USA Today.

IMPORTANT: There are still votes to be counted, a recount has been requested in one state, and there are numerous court challenges launched by the Trump campaign. Further, nothing is official until the actual vote by the Electoral College.

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  • (Score: 2) by Joe Desertrat on Sunday November 08 2020, @07:45PM

    by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Sunday November 08 2020, @07:45PM (#1074783)

    Win or Lose, there ARE significant indications of some very odd goings on around this election - to brush them under the carpet would be pretty damn stupid.

    There have been odd goings on in almost every election at least since 2000. The 100,000 votes thrown out in a Florida county that averages 85% votes for Democrats in 2000, the Ohio server discrepancies in 2004, the Ohio server discrepancy that didn't happen in 2008 (and Karl Rove's meltdown on national TV when it didn't), voter suppression in every election, etc. I haven't heard of any significant indications of odd goings on this time around, just Trump's ranting that the election was fixed and the occasional here and there that someone claims they saw something, none of which has been substantiated.

    People tend to vote their party line, I think there were conservatives voted Republican down ticket but were sick of Trump and his antics and voted against him. Anyone who believes the presidency should be conducted in a dignified and respectful manner has to have been appalled by Trump.

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